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Friday Habs Headlines: How should Alex Semin be used by the Canadiens?

Here are your daily links from the Habs and around the league, including the usage of Alexander Semin, the captain's scoring slump, and a possible outdoor game at Parc Jean-Drapeau.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • The TSN 690 crew discuss how Alex Semin should be used going forward. They also examine the recent goal-scoring slump of Max Pacioretty. [TSN 690 | Semin | Pacioretty]
  • Fox Sports has gotten in on the Semin discussion as well, through Tommy Chalk's piece suggesting the Habs should insert the Russian winger back into the lineup. [Fox Sports]
  • Jarred Tinordi believes that Greg Pateryn, who has been sent to the AHL on a conditioning stint, will be happy to play some games. [La Presse]
  • The NHL might be looking at the possibility of an outdoor game at Parc Jean-Drapeau. [La Presse]
  • The Habs took on the New York Islanders last night, and the Canadiens twitter account sent out this great preview video in anticipation:

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The NHL has confirmed that there will be no expansion vote in December. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • Mike Babcock has been named head coach of Team Canada for next years World Cup of Hockey. [Eye on Hockey]
  • Sidney Crosby isn't in agreement with Babcock when it comes to making NHL nets larger to increase scoring, but he does think goalie equipment is - still - too big. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • Former fringe player Brad Mills gives an inside look at life on the bubble between the big league and the minors. [The Players Tribune]
  • American hockey legend Angela Ruggiero discusses being inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. [Puck Daddy]